Tens of thousands MongoDB databases easily accessible from the Internet

Help Net Security reports:

A group of students from Saarland University’s Center for IT-Security, Privacy and Accountability (CISPA) have discovered tens of thousands MongoDB databases accessible to remote attackers, including a couple belonging to big companies and containing personal and financial information of millions of their users.

MongoDB is a popular cross-platform, document-oriented NoSQL database, and is used by many major websites and services, including Craigslist, eBay, SourceForge, Viacom, and many others.

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